Name

FedEx Social Responsibility Program

Program web site

http://about.van.fedex.com/philanthropy

Sponsor FedEx

Deadlines

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Purpose

The mission of the FedEx Social Responsibility department is to actively support the communities we serve and to strengthen our global reputation through strategic investment of our people, resources and network.

Core Giving Areas

1)Emergency and Disaster Relief

FedEx provides contributions and logistics/ transportation support for emergency and disaster needs. FedEx has established relationships with several relief agencies to help ensure that aid reaches people quickly and efficiently during times of crisis. These agencies include the American Red Cross, United Way International and Heart to Heart International.

2)Pedestrian and Child Safety

Safety is a core value of FedEx, and it is the first consideration in all operations. We currently partner with the National SAFE KIDS Campaign to promote child and pedestrian safety around the world. We also support other organizations that work to enhance the safety of children and transportation systems.

3)Education

Education is vital to the future of our communities and to FedEx. FedEx works extensively with programs such as Junior Achievement and Adopt-A-School. We also support organizations that enhance education in the following areas: technology, global economics and trade, cultural diversity and innovative programs that enhance learning.

4)Health and Human Services

FedEx provides support for health and human service needs through our relationships with the United Way and March of Dimes. We also support youth development organizations and others that meet basic human needs.

Eligibility

Applicants should review guidelines to determine whether the organization or program is eligible based on our criteria. Selected charities must be registered 501(c)(3) organizations in good financial and public standing.

Geographic coverage

Nationwide

Amount of funding Corporate resources include financial contributions, in-kind shipping services and coordination of volunteer services by our employees.

FedEx is especially interested in supporting nonprofit organizations that request: 5% or less of a total project budget; contingency grants; or seed monies with the thought that other sources will contribute matching amounts.

Application process

Requests are accepted year-round and generally are reviewed within three weeks of receipt. Application guidelines are available on the Program web site.